Richard Whitley

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Varicella-Zoster Virus (VZV)

OVERVIEW: What every practitioner needs to know Are you sure your patient has infection caused by varicella-zoster virus? What should you expect to find? Varicella-zoster virus (VZV) causes chickenpox as a primary infection and shingles with recurrent infection. The symptoms of the former are a febrile, vesicular-pustular, pruritic rash. Those of the latter are pain…

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